Gavin Barfknecht

Gavin Barfknecht

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • I enjoy playing Chess.
  • I'm eternally competitive.
  • While most would sleep in on the weekends, I get up earlier than I do during the week.

I joined Interior Systems back in 2002 as the Materials and Procurement Manager and held that position for five years. During this time, I focused my efforts on developing a solid supplier performance review system and initiated our global sourcing program.

I then spent three years at Mercury Marine where I held positions of Site Procurement Manager and Commodity Manager. I was exposed to world class manufacturing processes and supply chain management, and also went through the Lean Six Sigma training to become

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. -Will Rogers

a Black Belt. I returned to Interior Systems in 2010 as the Director of Operations and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in January of 2012. Most of all, I enjoy taking what I have learned over my past 15 years of experience in Operations Management,

Supply Chain Planning and Establishment, Purchasing, Inventory Management, and Global Sourcing and utilizing it to improve our processes. I am passionate about driving waste out of our operations and developing our talented team.

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Gavin Barfknecht

I am a competitive spirit, no matter what I do. I reside in Fond du Lac, WI, where I was born, with my beautiful wife, Gina, and our three incredible children Rockford (Rocky) six yrs , Cara 3 yrs, and Briggs five months. They inspire me to be a better person every day.

We enjoy our summers boating on Lake Winnebago or spending weekends at our cabin in Northern Wisconsin. My family is my passion, but a close 2nd is golf. I also love spending my time playing and coaching whatever sports my kids are involved in at the time.

I am a Graduate of University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Finance, and I have my MBA from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's Sheldon Lubar School of Business.

I am truly blessed that I can work for such a great company and reside in a community that I love with my family.

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